EI Program Characteristics for the period of January 10, 2016 to February 06, 2016

Province / TerritoryEconomic Region CodeEconomic Region Name 1Unemployment Rate 2,3,4Number of Insured Hours Required to Qualify for Regular BenefitsMinimum Number of Weeks Payable for Regular BenefitsMaximum Number of Weeks Payable for Regular BenefitsNumber of Best Weeks Required for Benefit Calculation
Quebec16Montreal (map)8.8595184219

  1. The boundaries of these regions are determined by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). For geographic descriptions and maps of EI economic regions, see the ESDC website: http://srv129.services.gc.ca/eiregions/en/geocont.aspx.
  2. The regional rates of unemployment are produced by Statistics Canada for use by the Employment Insurance program.
  3. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this table is correct. If any discrepancies are found, regional rates of unemployment for the Employment Insurance program produced and published by Statistics Canada take precedent.
  4. The monthly regional unemployment rates for EI purposes (except for the territories) are seasonally adjusted 3-month-moving averages.
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